Javier Hernandez has responded to transfer rumours surrounding a move to Real Madrid in the most pleasing way for Manchester United fans, with his agent confirming that the striker has signed a five-year contract with the Red Devils.
Hernandez moved to United at the beginning of last season for a reported fee of £6 million, and has been a fantastic investment by Sir Alex Ferguson. The Mexico international scored 20 times in all competitions in his first season, equaling Ruud Van Nistelrooy’s record for goals scored in a debut season.
And now Eduardo Hernandez, Chicharito’s agent, says that a deal has been confirmed and the 24-year-old is planning on staying a Red Devil for the long term.
"We have renegotiated Javier's contract and he is now committed for five years with Manchester United,” he said.
"The initial contract was good for Manchester and for Javier because it enabled them both to see if they could fit together and if he could achieve what was expected of him.
"Both sides have met their expectations and United were happy to reward Javier after his very good performances last season.
"I will not talk about numbers, but it is a five-year contract. It is a fixed salary with incentives based on the team's success in each of the different tournaments.
"Javier was not badly paid with his initial contract, but it was his first contract and, with respect, not comparable with the likes of Wayne Rooney and Nani. But today I can say that the contract has just been signed and everyone is satisfied."
Eduardo also quashed the rumours of a move to Real Madrid once and for all, telling reporters: "It was never likely that Javier would leave.
"Talks began some time ago and United came up with a very good offer and I have nothing but praise for the way they have recognised Javier's performances."